Will the GOP do it to Conservatives Again?

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Will the GOP do it to Conservatives Again?

Ted Cruz: In 2012 we searched out and found the one per­son on the face of the planet who had actu­ally designed & imple­mented a pro­gram just like oba­macare and that’s who we nom­i­nated as our pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. Lit­er­ally there are seven bil­lion peo­ple on the planet and you could walk up to any­one one of them and say “Excuse me Sir have you designed and imple­mented a pro­gram like Obama care”

Man in Crowd: Not lately

Cruz: Then you would make a much bet­ter can­di­date. Lunacy!

Ted Cruz May 30th 2015

Four years ago I wrote this after Iowa:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if Rom­ney is the nom­i­nee I will have no prob­lem vot­ing for him over Obama, but lets ask the ques­tion: If you are a GOP can­di­date run­ning for con­gress against Oba­macare do you really want the author of Rom­n­ey­care at the top of your ticket? Do you want to be asked why you sup­port the author of Rom­n­ey­care while run­ning against Oba­macare? I don’t think so.

But on the day before the elec­tion I made this point con­cern­ing Rom­ney vs Obama

I bit the bul­let and pushed for Rom­ney even though as I recalled that in Mass­a­chu­setts not only did he have no coat­tails but when Gay Mar­riage won 43 for all his con­ser­v­a­tive reli­gious beliefs he was dead silent (how that’s work­ing out for ya GOP)

And Lisa Graas put it well:

It is the Chris­tians who get out the vote, folks. We are the base of the Repub­li­can Party. We were ignored (and even hated) by the estab­lish­ment. Some will try to say that the ORCA fail­ure is itself to blame. No. It’s that Mitt Rom­ney relied on it in the first place, instead of seek­ing the help of the socially con­ser­v­a­tive base of the party, that he lost. No “mod­er­ate” can­di­date will ever win for the GOP, least of all one who treats us lit­tle peo­ple as if we don’t matter.

And yet what did Lisa Graas do?

I voted for Mitt Rom­ney. I voted for the whole Repub­li­can ticket. I could have done far more than sim­ply vote for him. He never asked. He didn’t want my help. So, he lost.

Well now the GOP isn’t even wait­ing for the pri­maries to be fin­ished for the mask to slip:

The U.S. Cham­ber of Com­merce is gear­ing up to chal­lenge some House Repub­li­cans in pri­mary elec­tions, frus­trated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of con­ser­v­a­tive GOP lawmakers.

The influ­en­tial and well-​heeled busi­ness group is already eye­ing sev­eral races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the tar­gets have not yet been decided upon, accord­ing to more than a half dozen Repub­li­can sources on K Street and Capi­tol Hill.

Ace:

Begun, the Cor­po­rate Wars Have: After all those claims that we have to be united, and that we can’t have these bit­ter pri­mary fights, guess what? The US Cham­ber of Com­merce is gear­ing up to take out the few con­ser­v­a­tives will­ing to defy the Cor­po­ratist wing of the party.

And Hotair notes the fallout:

I’m try­ing to imag­ine the effect on con­ser­v­a­tive morale next spring if we end up with a dou­ble whammy of Jeb Bush cruis­ing towards the nom­i­na­tion while the Cham­ber of Com­merce sets about zap­ping House con­ser­v­a­tives like Jim Jor­dan, Raul Labrador, and Tim Huel­skamp. If you thought Jeb­ma­nia turnout on the right was look­ing fero­cious before, wait until the last stum­bling blocks to com­pre­hen­sive immi­gra­tion reform have been pri­maried into obliv­ion by country-​clubbers.

Nor­mally the final GOP argu­ment is the supreme court but given what we’ve seen from John Roberts I don’t know that I’d trust a Jeb Bush to be bet­ter when it comes to the Supreme Court either.

The real ques­tion is why the are let­ting the cat out of the bag early. Could it be because they are afraid that an actual con­ser­v­a­tive might be nom­i­nated and they want to make sure any such con­ser­v­a­tive has no support?

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 Ted Cruz:  In 2012 we searched out and found the one person on the face of the planet who had actually designed &  implemented a program just like obamacare and that’s who we nominated as our presidential candidate.   Literally there are seven billion people on the planet and you could walk up to anyone one of them and say “Excuse me Sir have you designed and implemented a program like Obama care”

Man in Crowd:  Not lately

Cruz:  Then you would make a much better candidate.  Lunacy!

Ted Cruz May 30th 2015

Four years ago I wrote this after Iowa:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if Romney is the nominee I will have no problem voting for him over Obama, but lets ask the question: If you are a GOP candidate running for congress against Obamacare do you really want the author of Romneycare at the top of your ticket? Do you want to be asked why you support the author of Romneycare while running against Obamacare? I don’t think so.

But on the day before the election I made this point concerning Romney vs Obama

I bit the bullet and pushed for Romney even though as I recalled that in Massachusetts not only did he have no coattails but when Gay Marriage won 4-3 for all his conservative religious beliefs he was dead silent (how that’s working out for ya GOP)

And Lisa Graas put it well:

It is the Christians who get out the vote, folks. We are the base of the Republican Party. We were ignored (and even hated) by the establishment. Some will try to say that the ORCA failure is itself to blame. No. It’s that Mitt Romney relied on it in the first place, instead of seeking the help of the socially conservative base of the party, that he lost. No “moderate” candidate will ever win for the GOP, least of all one who treats us little people as if we don’t matter.

And yet what did Lisa Graas do?

I voted for Mitt Romney. I voted for the whole Republican ticket. I could have done far more than simply vote for him. He never asked. He didn’t want my help. So, he lost.

Well now the GOP isn’t even waiting for the primaries to be finished for the mask to slip:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers.

The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill.

Ace:

Begun, the Corporate Wars Have: After all those claims that we have to be united, and that we can’t have these bitter primary fights, guess what? The US Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to take out the few conservatives willing to defy the Corporatist wing of the party.

And Hotair notes the fallout:

I’m trying to imagine the effect on conservative morale next spring if we end up with a double whammy of Jeb Bush cruising towards the nomination while the Chamber of Commerce sets about zapping House conservatives like Jim Jordan, Raul Labrador, and Tim Huelskamp. If you thought Jebmania turnout on the right was looking ferocious before, wait until the last stumbling blocks to comprehensive immigration reform have been primaried into oblivion by country-clubbers.

Normally the final GOP argument is the supreme court but given what we’ve seen from John Roberts I don’t know that I’d trust a Jeb Bush to be better when it comes to the Supreme Court either.

The real question is why the are letting the cat out of the bag early.  Could it be because they are afraid that an actual conservative might be nominated and they want to make sure any such conservative has no support?

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